The 17th session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has started its work
The 17th session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is held on November 28 – December 3, 2022 in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
At the session, our country is represented by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, the National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to UNESCO and our embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco.
During the session, the Committee will review 1 national nomination "Pehlevanliq culture: traditional zorkhana games, sports and wrestling" and 3 multinational nominations "Sericulture and traditional production of silk for weaving" (Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), "Telling tradition of Molla Nesreddin Anecdotes" (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and "Culture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interaction " (Azerbaijan and Türkiye), put forward by Azerbaijan for inclusion in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
In addition, the 17th session will discuss the National Periodic Report of Azerbaijan under the 2003 Convention as well as the Second National Report on the current status of the element “Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List.